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'49 convertible
« on: October 07, 2017, 09:16:52 AM »
A friend is considering the purchase of a '49 convertible for restoration, the only real problem with the car is that it is missing the folding top mechanism.  Does anyone have a complete mechanism in decent, restorable condition that might be available?  Thanks.
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Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: '49 convertible
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 10:09:45 AM »
1948/49 Olds 98 convertible and 1949 Buick Super/Roadmaster convertible assemblies would also work.
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Re: '49 convertible
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 11:56:51 AM »
Thank you, Barry, that certainly helps.
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Offline Jeff Maltby 4194

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Re: '49 convertible
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 10:54:30 PM »
If this is the convert in FL for $8,900, I see in his pile of chrome what looks like parts of the side irons ?

He told me he sold the car to a friend who gave a resto shop $40k and the shop closed up losing the engine-tranny-bumpers-seats and top bows and his $40k.

I've called him 4 times for better pics of the chrome and to add them to his craigs ad to which he said, I'll post them soon so I finally gave up after a week of pestering him. He's suppose to have a recast steering wheel and 3 bumper quards ?

Good luck

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Re: '49 convertible
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 06:34:03 AM »
Thank you Jeff, we're going to see the car tomorrow.
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1973 Cadillac Caribou - Sold
1950 Jaguar Mark V Saloon resto-mod